Crochet a water bottle carrier for anyone who likes to take a water bottle out with them; it makes the bottle much easier to tote around and looks pretty too. Flowers are made after the carrier and held in place with hot glue, or a small stitc or two.
designed by Twila Lenoir
What you will need:
Your choice of yarn colors
Cotton crochet thread
Big eye needle
Rnd 1: Ch 4,sl st in first chain to form ring.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in center ring, ch 2 ,3 dc in center ring,repeat ch 2, 3 dc in center 2 more times.ch 2, sl st in top of first ch 3, sl st in next 2 chains.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in sp, ch 2, 3 dc in same sp, ch 2, 3 dc in next sp, ch 2, 3 dc in same sp. repeat ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in same sp, in next 2 sps. Ch 2, sl st in top of first ch 3, sl st in next 2 chs.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in sp. ch 2, 3 dc in same sp, ch 2, 3 dc in next sp. repeat round 4, two more times. C hain 3 sl st in ch 3 , slst in each sc. fasten off. This is one granny square. Make three more. Four in all.
Thread yarn in the needle and sew two squares together, right sides facing each other. Do the same with the other two squares. And sew the two panels together, right sides facing each other. Leave top open.
Sl st yarn in side seam ch and ch st long enough to go over head and shoulder and sl st in other side seam ch, turn and dc to other side seam ch. Fasten off.
Make a chain 3 times the width of the bag. And slip thru rnd four of the top granny square, starting at the front going in and out of holes, ending in front again. Knot off the ends.
Rnd 1: ch 5, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 1, 10 sc in ring, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 4, 4 tr in next st, ch 4( sc in next st, ch 4, 4 tr in next st m, ch 4) 4 times, join with sl st in first sc, fasten off. This is one flower. Make as many as you want.
Hot glue flowers to your crocheted water bottle holder, then glue a button in the center of the flower. I put tweety bird on my daughters, because that is her favorite. I cut it off her pants that are too small.
Pull your drawstrings and tie a bow.